"The Bible must be readable and relevant in all times, to all peoples. Eugene Peterson's language accomplishes this and more: it makes our Holy Scripture also exciting and strong, sweet, sharp, persuasive, painful, personal, contemporary, kind, dramatic-and available to every reader of this age, this society. His love and skill are new blood in the Eternal Story. " - Walter Wangerin, Jr. , author of The Book of Dun Cow and Mourning into Dancing
"I thank God for The Message. In it Eugene Peterson gives a fresh and authentic voice to the Scripture. I recommend it highly. " - Richard J. Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline
"Time and again I would read a verse and think,'Oh, that's what it means.' Eugene Peterson has given us the gift of a lifetime." -Rebecca Manley Pippert, author of Out of the Saltshaker and Hope Has Its Reasons
"In this crowded world of Bible versions, Eugene Peterson's blend of accurate scholarship and vivid idiom make this rendering both distinctive and distinguished. The Mesage catches the logical flow, personal energy, and imaginative overtones of the original very will indeed. It's a landmark and a triumph.Don't miss it! " - J. I. Packer, author of Knowing God and professor of theology, Regent College.
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